Thursday, January 08, 2009

rounding the corner


This has been a year of milestones for our little family and yesterday marked yet another: Edgar became a U.S. Citizen.  Knowing that Edgar has worked toward this goal his entire adult life, nearly 15 years, I do not have the words to express my happiness for him or describe what this day means.

24 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

CONGRATULATIONS! such a wonderful time to become a citizen with all of the hope for the future.

suzanne cabrera said...

Thanks Cindy! Indeed, now is the perfect time.

Allie said...

Congratulations Edgar! I knew you were up to something...glad it was something great!

Annie said...

Yay! How wonderful!

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

Yay Edgar!! Although I have to admit, for a split second (before I finished reading) I was hoping it was baby news.....

Sheila said...

Congrats to Edgar but I want to comment on those magnificent photos! The top one is a wonderful flurry of movement and the second is as poignant as a Life Magazine cover. They made my heart beat just a little faster.

suzanne cabrera said...

Haha Jax---no such luck there...that's one milestone we're going to need to wait a little longer on :)

Sheila--Thank you so much for your comment about the photos. I do not consider myself to be a photographer in the least and I was very disappointed when we left the ceremony yesterday and I felt as though I hadn't gotten any "good" photos (or drawings). But, when I loaded the photos onto my computer this morning I was pleasantly surprised by these two.

Allie, Annie--Thank you for your kind words!

Teresa R said...

Congrats to Edgar! I became a US citizen several years back (2004), but I kept telling people I'm Canadian. Thank goodness for the 2008 elections! ;)

no way said...

Yaay! And congratulations to Edgar. Those tests are no easy feat, I hear-so right on to him!

Sandy said...

Oh this sent a tingle up my spine, just your few words and the great pictures. Congratulations Edgar!!!!!!

JennC said...

Congrats Edgar!

Megan Wolfe said...

That's awesome! Congrats indeed!! :D

Chris said...

What a great accomplishment!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Congratulations, both of you.
It couldn't happen to nicer people.

brian nelson said...

Welcome! Congratulations!

caseytoussaint said...

What a perfect time in history to become a US citizen. Congratulations. I absolutely agree with everyone about your photos - they're wonderful.

lynne said...

Yea Edgar! Congratulations on your citizenship! Love the photos -- what great slice of life pictures! So happy for you both... way to go!

m allison r said...

Congratulations Edgar and Suzanne.
I *know* what you went through to get to this point.
Yay!

Marcela said...

Congratulations to Edgar! I was naturalized when my Mom became a citizen many, many years ago. Such a wonderful milestone.

Awesome blog. I came to it via The Pioneer Woman. I love checking in and seeing what new sketches you have posted.

:-) Marcela Clinton

Stephen Gardner said...

Congratulations Edgar, I'm going through the process myself right now.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Congratulations to Edgar...and you too! It is indeed a huge accomplishment :)

Sarah Von said...

That is just *so* fantastic. I'm an ESL teacher and I WEEP anytime my students reach this final step.

Penguin & Fish said...

CONGRATS! What a great time in history to become a citizen! All my best to the both of you.

gregjoens said...

Great story told in that one shot. Thanks for sharing it! Greg